New associates

Kris Holmes has been hired as the community development manager for the American Cancer Society and is responsible for fund development for Missoula, Flathead, Lake, Mineral, Lincoln and Ravalli counties.

Tyrell McPherson has returned to Territorial-Landworks, Inc. (TLI), a Montana-based engineering and surveying firm, as the executive assistant to the CEO and COO. McPherson brings valued experience back to TLI, having previously spent roughly a year with the firm before moving to the San Francisco Bay area. While in California, McPherson worked as an Analyst for the growing FinTech company YapStone. McPherson graduated from the University of Montana with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and psychology.

Kim Lendman has joined EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley as an agent.

Stanislaw Bieniecki joins Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services. Bieniecki brings more than 15 years of formulation experience from various positions in industrial and pharmaceutical sectors; including research and development, quality assurance, quality control, chemical architectural design, and proprietorship in the pharmaceutical field.  

Jesse Gardea joins Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services as a lead for blending and weighing in production. Gardea brings over seven years of experience in the vitamin manufacturing industry from Merical, Natural Alternatives International, and now Elite One Source. Having worked warehouse, blending and most recently in the quality assurance department he brings a well-rounded set of skills to the production side of the business.  


Debbie Lester has been promoted to executive director of the newly formed 406 Financial Services, LLC, a part of Missoula Aging Services. Lester will continue to serve at Missoula Aging Services as the chief financial officer during a transition period.

Kim Fraser has been named as the accountant for 406 Financial Services, LLC, and will also continue to serve as the accountant for Missoula Aging Services. In order to meet the needs of Veterans most appropriately, align with the organization’s Strategic Plan, and explore new revenue sources, the Governing Board supported the formation of a separate Limited Liability Company (LLC) whose income will fund Missoula Aging Services programs, following a research and development phase. Missoula Aging Services serves older adults, their families and caregivers in Missoula County through a variety of programs, including Meals on Wheels, Respite & Homemaking Services, Medicare and Medicaid counseling, educational opportunities and classes, Senior Corps volunteer programs and more.


Tamarack Grief Resource Center (TGRC) elected Dr. David Opitz to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. Opitz brings years of board leadership experience, as well as a strong background in higher education, business start-ups and community service.

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